Outgoing President Barack Obama had encouraging words today for the anti-Trump protesters, who for the past week have been wreaking havoc in many cities across the nation. “I would not advise them to be silent,” he said.
Via Weasel Zippers:
“I’ve been the subject of protests during the course of my eight years,” Obama said at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday. “And I suspect that there’s not a president in our history that hasn’t been subject to these protests. So, I would not advise people who feel strongly or who are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign, I wouldn’t advise them to be silent.”
Obama had nothing to say to say about the anti-Trump protests that devolved into riots in cities like Portland, where 108 protesters have been arrested — 71 in one night. And he had nothing to say about the violent attacks on Trump voters — including a vicious mob attack on a man right in his hometown of Chicago.
He also forgot to mention that the tea party protesters at least waited until he was in office and beginning to implement his agenda before they started protesting his policies. And when they did, he mocked and ridiculed them.
The anti-Trump protesters (most of whom are brain-washed high school and college kids) started protesting/rioting the day after Trump was elected. Anti-Trump forces also plan to disrupt his inauguration on January 20.
Obama enjoyed two peaceful and grand inaugurations with no protests and a swooning media ecstatically cheering for him. Those of us who didn’t support his far-left agenda took it in stoically and hoped for the best. But the spiteful, intolerant left will not allow Donald Trump to be sworn in peacefully. They want to make sure the whole world sees how much he is despised. They did the same thing to President Bush on his first inauguration day.
Obama knows all of this. And he approves.